Sharon D. Morrison

Dr. Morrison is an Associate Professor and currently, the Director of the Undergraduate Program. She received a BS in Biology (Barry University), an MSPH in Parasitology and Laboratory Practice (UNC-Chapel Hill), an MSHE in Health Education (University of Florida), and a PhD in Health Behavior /Health Education (University of Florida). Dr. Morrison´s research interests include social aspects of HIV disparities among subcultures of women, particularly women in the African Diaspora. She is examining the role of social capital in HIV risk, transmission awareness and prevention among US African and Latina immigrant women, and young women and girls in the rural Caribbean. She is also interested in the use of media and performing arts for HIV outreach and prevention intervention in South Africa. Dr. Morrison also conducts research related to immigrant and refugee health and welfare. She is conducting research related to cultural adaptation and health outcomes of new and recent immigrants in the US. She is involved in designing and implementing culturally appropriate interventions for limited English proficient (LEP) immigrant individuals and families. Dr. Morrison has taught courses in our BS and MPH programs, including Disease Processes, International /Global Health, and Immigrant and Refugee Health.

There are 10 included publications by Sharon D. Morrison :

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¿Qué te parece?: Pre-testing an HIV Testing Enablers Diagnostic Tool among Hispanic/ Latino Immigrant Women 2015 4 This article describes the procedures used to determine the conceptual adequacy and cultural appropriateness of a newly developed HIV Testing Enablers Assessment (H-TEA) instrument to be used with underserved Hispanic/Latino immigrant women. The aim ...
American-Indian diabetes mortality in the Great Plains Region 2002–2010 2015 841 Objective To compare American-Indian and Caucasian mortality rates from diabetes among tribal Contract Health Service Delivery Areas (CHSDAs) in the Great Plains Region (GPR) and describe the disparities observed.
Research design and met...
Cultural adaptation resources for nutrition and health in new immigrants in Central North Carolina. 2007 2540 This paper presents results of a study that was conducted for the purposes of describing available human services resources relating to nutrition, physical health, and behavioral health for new and recent immigrants (predominantly Mexican immigrants,...
Emerging Trends in Family Caregiving Using the Life Course Perspective: Preparing Health Educators for an Aging Society 2016 975 Background: As life expectancy and morbidity related to chronic disease increase, the baby boomers will be called upon to provide care to aging members of their family or to be care recipients themselves. Purpose: Through the theoretical lens of the ...
En sus proprias palabras (in their own words): Eliciting Latina women’s perspectives on enablers of HIV testing using freelisting 2016 4 Objective: Comprehensive information on the facilitators of HIV testing in Latino women (Latinas) in the Southeastern USA is lacking. Efforts to rectify this should include Latina perspectives on the issue. This study aimed to (1) solicit Latina pers...
Enhancing gerontology interest among MPH students: Is adding aging to international service learning effective? 2016 4 With the proportions and numbers of older adults increasing rapidly in the United States and worldwide, there is acute need for professionals with “gero-competency” and “gero-interest” in the spectrum of health and human service fields. We examine wh...
Marital violence and women’s reproductive health care in Uttar Pradesh, India 2011 5 Objective: Although the impact of marital violence on women’s reproductive health is recognized globally, there is little research on how women’s experience of and justification of marital violence in developing country settings is linked to sexually...
Race, Socioeconomic Status, and Age: Exploring Intersections in Preterm Birth Disparities among Teen Mothers 2015 1344 Few studies have examined disparities in adverse birth outcomes and compared contributingsocioeconomic factors specifically between African-American and White teen mothers. Thisstudy examined intersections between neighborhood socioeconomic status (a...
This is Health for our Families! - Montagnard Hypertension Prevention 2016 14 This report describes the activities funded by the CDLC Grant for Diverse Language Learner Communities, namely, a Community Health Fair, conducted on April 10, 2016. This event was offered on community request, as reciprocity for an ongoing community...
Violence against women, symptom reporting, and treatment for reproductive tract infection in Kerala State, South India 2007 6 In this article we examine factors associated with women's self-reports of reproductive ill health symptoms and factors associated with seeking and receiving treatment for the symptoms. We focus on indicators of women's societal position, especially ...